One of The 10 Best Albums of 2013: ‘This collection of Irving Berlin songs has deliciously deft numbers like Shakin' the Blues Away, and witty ones like He Ain't got Rhythm (where Rodney Bennett's quavering tenor is just as satisfying in its way as Martin's rich, lingering contralto).' The Telegraph
Lifelong friends on and off stage, Martin and Bennett recorded three studio albums and enjoyed acclaimed concert performances in a collaboration that flourished over two decades. Recorded in New York, Say It Isn't So is their last recording together and one of which Claire is immensely proud. Bennett's skilful arrangements highlight why Berlin was widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time and brilliantly showcase Claire's assured and expressive voice.
Claire and Richard's previous duo albums, 'When Lights are Low' and 'Witchcraft', received wide critical acclaim: 'their albums set the standard for classic interpretations of popular songs' (The Observer).
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'Onomatopoeic delights and acerbic wit from top-drawer duo.'more >>Jazz Times
'One of the most delightful collaborations in vocal jazzmore >>The Observer
'...her singing here is a constant delight.'more >>Jazzwise
‘...every one of the 12 songs strikes vocal jazz gold...’more >>The Sunday Times
‘The composer’s studio collaborations with Claire Martin turned out to be just as compelling…Martin’s readings of How Deep Is The Ocean and What’ll I Do? touch rare depths.’more >>
02 July 2016
02 July 2016St Judes Church
, Central Square, London NW11 7AH England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe - Proms at St. Jude’s
03 July 2016
03 July 2016Love Supreme Festival Main Stage 12.30pm
, Glynde East Sussex England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the ‘Vox’ choir from Lewes Old Grammar School PLUS Claire Martin and Ray Gelato
14 July 2016
14 July 2016Kings Theatre
, Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2QJ England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the Ronnie Scott All Stars
22 July 2016
22 July 2016King’s Lynn Festival
, King's Lynn England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato
14 August 2016
14 August 2016Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival
, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’
23 August 2016
25 August 2016Pizza Express Jazz Club
, Dean Street Soho London England United Kingdom
Claire Martin swings with the Dave Newton Trio
18 December 2016
18 December 2016The Sage
'Let It Snow' with the Royal Northern Sinfonia